Emma Bunton arrived at Cheryl Cole’s 26th birthday celebrations at Vanilla Club in London earlier this month with her baby father Jade Jones.

She wore a black short sleeved shirt buttoned down exposing a hint of her bra, with YSL Trib Two pumps and a Tibi bow front mini skirt.

A few days later at the X Factor Manchester auditions Cheryl Cole appeared to have taken some style tips from Emma.

She wore the same skirt with a white buttoned down shirt, and purple neon patent Rupert Sanderson Delta heels.

I guess it was a case of Emma nudging Cheryl’s memory that she also had this same skirt in her no doubt large closet.

Cheryl wins this for me, mostly because of the fierce heels, but secondly I prefer a white shirt with this skirt.

This skirt is available to purchase from the Net-A-Porter US site for $255, or the Net-A-Porter International site for £195/€298.20.

Credit: London Features & Wenn